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Drug Company Research Biased?

January 28, 2014
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A study was conducted comparing research paid for by drug and device companies with studies by independent authors. Not surprisingly the “sponsorship of drug and device studies by the manufacturing company leads to more favorable results and conclusions than sponsorship by other sources.” Researchers noted that “our analyses suggest the existence of an industry...
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Statins & Side Effects

August 29, 2013
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Statins (Lipitor, Crestor, etc.) are a class of drugs used primarily to lower high cholesterol. They are also prescribed to those with cardiovascular disease or those at risk. They are considered the best selling prescription drug class in the US. One statin, atorvastatin, is noted as the best-selling prescription drug in the world. It...
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ED Medication Addiction

July 25, 2013
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A recent study explored the impact of recreational use of erectile dysfunction medications (EDM) on erectile confidence. The study found that recreational EDM users “reported lower erectile confidence and lower overall satisfaction compared with nonusers. Results were consistent with mediation, in that more frequent EDM use was inversely associated with erectile confidence, which in...
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Erectile Dysfunction Conundrum

April 11, 2013
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There is a growing list of causes of erectile dysfunction (ED), these include: aspirin, Advil, Motrin, and other products containing Ibuprofen, alcohol consumption, smoking, obesity and other risk factors for coronary artery disease. While many men seek popular drugs to address their ED, this may also contribute to the problem. A new study found...
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Spinal Manipulation Best for Neck Pain

December 27, 2012
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Approximately 70% of us will experience neck pain at some point in our lives, many of us more than once. While some people will be tempted to take a drug to relieve their pain, recent research demonstrates that this is the wrong choice. The study compared spinal manipulation (SMT), medication and “home exercise with...
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The Aspirin Hoax?

December 18, 2012
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Many people believe that taking aspirin regularly will help reduce the likelihood of major cardiovascular events like a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular death. To test this theory, researchers examined data from the Women’s Health Study with their findings published in the European Heart Journal. Simply put, the researchers found that “Aspirin was...
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Asthma Medication Use While Pregnant Can Lead to Birth Defects

December 17, 2012
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When expectant mothers use drugs, bad things can happen. As we all know, all drugs have side effects. These side effects can more intensely impact a developing baby than they do the mother. A new study found that asthma medication use by expectant mothers can cause birth defects. Specifically, the use of these medications...
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Don’t Use Drugs to Quit Smoking

December 4, 2012
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To some people’s way of thinking, the best way to quit using a drug like cigarettes is to temporarily replace it with a drug designed to help you quit the first drug. The problem with this strategy is that the smoking cessation drug has its own side effects, some of which could be more...
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Acetaminophen – Too Much Can Kill You

November 20, 2012
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Acetaminophen is sold under a myriad of brand names, the most well known is Tylenol. It is available over-the-counter, but too much can be very harmful. In fact, acetaminophen overdose “remains the leading cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the UK, North America and Europe.” There are generally two ways people overdose on...
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Too Many Drug Prescriptions

November 8, 2012
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Over half of the nation believes that medical doctors are prescribing too many drugs. According to a “national telephone survey, 52% (of Americans) said there are too many prescriptions written for drugs by doctors.” Taking any drug, prescription or over-the-counter, should be avoided if possible. When given a prescription, patients should ask whether the...
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